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Survey of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from two hospitals in El Paso, Texas

O'Brien, F.G., Lim, T.T., Winnett, D.C., Coombs, G.W.ORCID: 0000-0003-1635-6506, Pearson, J.C., Delgado, A., Langevin, M.J., Cantore, S.A., Gonzalez, L. and Gustafson, J.E. (2005) Survey of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains from two hospitals in El Paso, Texas. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 43 (6). pp. 2969-2972.

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Abstract

Seventy-one percent of 76 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains isolated from two medical centers in El Paso, Texas, represent three similar pulsed-field gel electrophoresis types. Overall, six pulsed-field types were identified represented by multilocus sequence/staphylococcal chromosomal cassette DNA mec (SCCmec) types: ST5-MRSA-II; ST36-MRSA-II; ST8 (untypeable SCCmec); and a newly described clonal cluster 8 strain, ST507-MRSA-IV. This study demonstrates the presence of multiple-antibiotic- resistant epidemic MRSA clones in El Paso.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Copyright: © 2005, American Society for Microbiology.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/32106
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